Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a cone (which see, and cuts under Lepidostrobus and pericarp). Also strobilus.
  • noun In zoology, a strobila.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, as the hop or pine; a cone. See cone, n., 3.
  • noun (Biol.) An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, as the tapeworm, -- one of the forms that occur in metagenesis.
  • noun (Zoöl.) Same as Strobila.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A scaly multiple fruit resulting from the ripening of an ament in certain plants, such as the hop or pine; a cone.
  • noun biology An individual asexually producing sexual individuals differing from itself also in other respects, such as the tapeworm; one of the forms that occur in metagenesis.
  • noun zoology A strobila or jointed segment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cone-shaped mass of ovule- or spore-bearing scales or bracts

Etymologies

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Latin strobilus a pine cone, from Ancient Greek.

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